I looked around in no particular direction for a moment. "Mmmm... nah", I responded.
"A snack? A drink?", she offered
I pondered for a second. "Mmmm... nah", I concluded.
I have one of those store memberships that gives reward bucks for purchases made. I went to the store this morning to cash in on my latest reward, a result of Christmas shopping. Turned out that my purchase was less than the amount of my reward.
The cashier confirmed that I could use the reward coupon, but I couldn't get change back, then we had the above exchange. There just wasn't anything else there that I wanted. And, if you must know, I was at a sporting goods store getting insoles for my walking shoes. I only had about two dollars "extra".
I'm not really a "things" person - minimalist, remember? So when I saw Mama Kat's prompt
3.) Five of your current favorite things.
I kind of struggled to come up with five things. That's after ruling out people, of course, and non-physical things like "health" or "peace of mind", etc...
But, by George, I came up with some stuff!
First of all, there's Bella bicycle:
|Hot Hot Hot!|
"Why Bella?", you may be asking. After all, I have
two three bicycles. While newbie Alice is a lean, mean, speedy machine, and playful Tessa is oh so zippy in her green tires, Bella goes just about anywhere I ask her to go. Places where I would have to portage Alice or Tessa.
I'm not really a joyride bicyclist, but more of a get-sh*t-done bicyclist. Bella gets it done.
Next, there's the gadgetry:
Okay, it's really three things lumped together as "gadgetry", so it counts as one. There's my iPod nano that I finally got around to getting last year. Music is food for the soul. Then there's my Nexus 7 tablet. Yeah, I could live without it, but it does SO much while being SO portable. Lastly, my dumb phone. I remember the time I went a-tuting and left it at home. I was like an astronaut floating in space with no contact with the Mother Ship.
And yes, I know I could combine these three things into one device, but not without compromise. Now I like having them in their three separate forms (but they still count as one "thing" for this post!)
Nextly, some toys:
You know those weird emo kids with the asymmetric hairdos and eyeliner and sketchpads? On the inside, I'm one of those, only happy. On the outside, I'm a math teacher, but I'm more like an art teacher that teaches math. Without the marijuana.
Then there's the various unguents:
Especially this time of year, I need my lip balms and salves. That dark labeled one on the bottom? I got that after spinning a wheel at a booth at the recent Turkey Trot. There were other prizes, but I WANTED that lip balm, Baby! WIN!
Okay, there's my five things. Except it's kinda four things.
It's my day to leave the extra behind.